2018: Your Support in Action

On November 22, we opened up (and prettied up) our warehouse to host our annual general meeting, where board, staff, friends and stakeholders met to celebrate our progress.

You can download our annual report here; here are just some of the highlights:

  • Last year, we distributed $32 million worth of food to our agency partners and food hubs. That equals $32 million in program support for our partners to make their budgets go further.
  • We helped serve 330,190 people last year and rescued enough food to provide the equivalent of 12.3 million meals – which kept 58 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere.
  • Second Harvest staff were again recognized for our food rescue expertise: we were invited to advise on A Food Policy for Canada, the Provincial Poverty Reduction Roundtable, and the Recycling Council of Ontario Food Waste Pilot, as well as speaking at the Maple Leaf Food Security Institute Conference, and the Arrell Food Summit, to name a few.
  • We partnered with 373 social service agencies and 742 food donors to rescue healthy surplus food for the people who need it most.

We’re ready to accomplish even more this year. Thank you for supporting our work and caring about your city!